UPSC CAPF Exam Centres 2023: List of 41 Exam Cities

By Vivek Chauhan|Updated : April 24th, 2023

The UPSC releases the CAPF Exam Centres 2023 list at the time of the official notification release. The exam will be conducted on 06 August 2023 across 41 CAPF exam centres across the country. The UPSC has the full authority to assign a different exam centre than the one the applicant has chosen.

Applicants must arrive at the exam centre two hours before the exam starts. This article will discuss the CAPF exam centres for the upcoming exam, essential points to remember, interview centres, things not allowed, etc.

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CAPF Exam Centers 2023 List

The UPSC CAPF Exam is a pan-India exam, and the candidates must select their nearest CAPF Exam Centres for the written exam when filling out the application form. Per the official notification, the list of CAPF exam centres declared by the UPSC is below.

UPSC CAPF Exam Centres 2023


Panaji (Goa)PatnaPort Blair
Prayagraj (Allahabad)RaipurRanchi





Important Points for CAPF Exam Centres

Candidates should be careful when deciding on the CAPF exam centres when submitting an online application. If a candidate appears in the CAPF exam centre other than the one shown on the admit card, their answer papers will not be assessed. The applicant's candidacy will be subject to cancellation under such circumstances.

  • The centres and the date of holding the exam, as mentioned above, are liable to be changed at the discretion of the UPSC. 
  • Allotment of UPSC CAPF Exam Centres will be on a “first-apply-first allot” basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen. 
  • Applicants, who cannot get a CAPF exam centre of their choice due to the ceiling, will be required to choose a centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early for the exam so that they may apply early so that they could get a centre of their choice.
  • Candidates will be required to give their options at the Interview/Personality Test time while acknowledging the e-summon letter mailed to them for the interview. A candidate may also opt out of the scheme; in that case, their details will not be published by the Commission.
  • The admit card will specify the exam dates, times, and address of the allotted CAPF exam centre.
  • Candidates must reach the exam centre 2 hours prior as per the details mentioned in the admit card.
  • Candidates must carry their CAPF Admit Card, government-issued photo ID, and Address proof to the CAPF exam centres.

CAPF Interview Centre

Those candidates who qualify for the written exam and Medical test/Physical Standard Tests will be called for the Personality test by the UPSC. The CAPF Interview Centre will be in Delhi only as the interview will be conducted in the UPSC building, Dholpur House, New Delhi. The qualified candidates must carry all details of the UPSC AC exam along with their academic and professional certificates & which need to be verified at the time of the interview.

Things Not Allowed in CAPF Exam Centres

Some items are forbidden to carry inside the CAPF exam centres as per the instructions given by the Commission. These are as follows:

  • No need to carry a rough work sheet as the investigator inside the exam hall will provide it.
  • Do not carry any precious items inside the CAPF Exam Centres, as the Commission will not be responsible for the safety of such things.
  • Calculators, books, paper sheets, notebooks, and any electronic devices are not allowed to take inside the exam hall.

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FAQs on CAPF Exam Centres

  • A list of CAPF AC exam centres 2023 will be released along with the official notification for the exam. The exam will be conducted at 41 CAPF exam centres across the country.

  • The CAPF exam centre for the interview is the UPSC building, Dholpur House, New Delhi. The personality test/interview is conducted at one location across the country.

  • Inside the UPSC CAPF exam centre, candidates are only permitted to bring a few items, including a clipboard or hardboard, a black pen, a valid admit card and identification.

  • The exam will be conducted in offline mode across CAPF exam centers. This exam comprises two papers. Paper 1 will be held from 10 a.m. to 12.00 Noon, and Paper 2 will be held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

  • The "first-apply-first-allot" method will be used to distribute CAPF exam centres. Therefore, it is encouraged applicants apply early to get their preferred centre. If the circumstances warrant, the Commission is free to alter the centres.

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